"Afrique Occidentale - Senegal - Pileuse de Couscous - Femmes de Dakar" (Western Africa - Senegal - Women Grinding - Woman from Dakar)

François-Edmond Fortier, French (worked in Dakar, Senegal), 1862 - 1928


early 20th century

Photo offset lithograph postcard

Overall: 5 7/16 × 3 7/16 in. (13.8 × 8.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions Fund



Africa, Western Africa, Senegal


20th century

Object Name




Not on view


Printed, in black ink, top center: Afrique occidentale - SENEGAL / 1301. - Pileuse de Couscous - (Femmes de Dakar); printed, in black ink, along left side, from center to top: Collection Generale Fortier, Dakar; inscribed, in black ink, diagonally along top half: [message in French]; stamped, on reverse, in black ink, top right: 8 30/23 / 07 [illegible]; printed, in black ink, on reverse, top center: CARTE POSTALE

Exhibition History

Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body, Owen Robertson Cheatham Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 1-August 10, 2008; Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, September 10-December 10, 2008; San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California, January 21-April 26, 2009.

Publication History

Barbara Thompson, Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body, Seattle: University of Washington Press [Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College], 2008, p. 221, plate 93.


Alexandre Przopiorski, Lyon, France; sold to present collection, 2006.

Catalogue Raisonne

Fortier no. 1301

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